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Traveling abroad whilst pregnant

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 9:00 pm

The outdated opinions of most used to be that a pregnant woman should try to do very little during pregnancy and rest at home, however recent studies have actually proved that during a normal healthy pregnancy you are much better off staying active and continuing with exercise and day to day tasks as usual whilst you are able to do so.

In many ways traveling is the same however there are some things to consider prior to traveling if you or your partner are pregnant.

The first thing that you would need to do would be to notify your doctor or midwife of your travel plans to see if they feel you would be fit to travel. Where possible it’s a good idea to obtain a copy of your medical notes so that you can take them with you in case you need any treatment whilst away.

You’ll need to check the rules of the airline regarding traveling whilst pregnant with regards at what gestation they consider you fit to fly.

Getting really good travel insurance has never been more important and it’s vital that you check the terms and conditions to ensure that should something happen and you have to have your baby delivered abroad the insurance covers all medical cost of the unborn child as well.

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